November 7, 2023

USA: 23yo Woman Was Kidnapped, Held Capitive In A Shed For 4 Days, And Beaten After Accepting A Ride In Ohio. The Suspect Had Previously Been Convicted In 2017 For Kidnapping Another Woman.


Inside Edition published November 3, 2023: Cops Rescue 23-Year-Old Kidnapped Woman Held Captive in Shed Ohio cops rescued a 23-year-old woman who was held captive in a shed. Police say Chloe Jones was beaten with a baseball bat and held in the shed for four days before she was rescued. Jones says the accused kidnapper, William Mozingo, offered her a ride home. However, she ended up in the shed. Turns out, she was not his first victim. He was previously convicted in 2017 of kidnapping a woman. Mozingo was arrested and charged for allegedly kidnapping Jones.
6abc Philadelphia published October 24, 2023: Convicted kidnapper accused of holding woman against her will, beating her in Ohio. Body camera video captured his arrest and her rescue.
Law&Crime Network published October 27, 2023: Bodycam: Ohio Man Kidnapped Woman, Held Her Prisoner in Garage, Police Say.
This police department needs training on how to treat victims. You'll see them here laughing, acting nonchalant, and just downright cold towards this serious situation and this victim. (emphasis mine)
Sam Messenger From Coventry Township Akron published October 24, 2023: Woman Speaks Out After Surviving ‘Terrifying’ Abduction. 'TERRIFYING' ABDUCTION: Chloe Jones Is Bruised From Head To Toe. She’s Wearing A Hoodie, To Protect A Still-Healing Skull Fracture. Despite Her Current Condition, This 23-Year-Old Wants Everyone To Hear Her Story., Ohio local
written by WEWS/CNN/CNN Newsource
Tuesday October 24, 2023

AKRON, Ohio - Police rescued a woman who was held hostage in a garage for days.

A convicted kidnapper was accused of holding the 23-year-old woman against her will for four days in Akron, Ohio.

Police body-cam video captured the arrest and rescue. A WEWS reporter spoke with the woman's mother, who said her daughter was beaten beyond recognition.

Authorities arrested William Mozingo Junior, who was heard on the video, continuing to profess his love for 23-year-old Chloe Jones before he was taken to jail. Jones carefully crawled down from a ladder from a plywood platform inside the garage, where police were waiting.

"He would cuddle her in between beatings," Jones' mother, Jessi Barham told WEWS.

Barham said Mozingo Junior beat her daughter with a baseball bat and fists and even threatened to slit her throat.

"He doused her in gasoline and was threatening to catch her on fire," Barham told the outlet.

Jones didn't feel comfortable talking about her experience. Her mother showed WEWS a picture of her daughter, showing her eyes blackened and swollen shut.

Barham told the station that Jones had been missing for four days and called from the hospital.

"She said that she had been abducted she said she had a broken arm and her face had fractures," Barham explained to the outlet.

The homeowner called 911, and said Mozingo Junior and Jones were discovered by her husband five hours earlier. The homeowner, who called Mozingo Junior their good friend, declined an interview with WEWS, but claimed she met the young woman on more than three occasions. Jones, however, disputed the claim.

"He used to live here. He paroled here at one time before he went back," the homeowner told WEWS.

"Had a conversation online, she was going to go hang out with him, she, actually, I found out she got a ride to his place," Barham told the station.

Mozingo Junior had been in prison three times for kidnapping, twice in Stark County, Ohio. He also spent time at Lorain Correctional for drug possession.

"My daughter is never going to be the same - her life as she knows it is over because he was allowed to walk out on these streets and that is not acceptable," Barham told the outlet.

Mozingo Junior faces charges including kidnapping, unlawful restraint and felonious assault. Meanwhile, Barham created a GoFundMe campaign for Jones to sustain her while she recovers physically and mentally.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you can call 800-799-7233 or text START to 88788 to get in touch with someone from the National Domestic Violence Hotline. You can also reach out to Women Helping Women by calling 513-381-5610 or visit the organization's website for a live online chat.

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